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The annual BMXA National Series will see some format changes in 2020, including a drop from seven to five rounds.

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After reviewing the first two thirds of the 2019 BMXA National Series and listening to our stakeholders BMXA has made the decision to make a number of changes for the 2020 season.

The changes for 2020 include, but are not limited to:

  • A reduction in the number of rounds from seven to five
  • One day of national series racing per round, complimented by a club run open day or state series round
  • All classes will contest three motos before progressing to qualifiers (where necessary) and a final
  • Where the number of entrants in a category does not exceed a full gate, ie 8 or less for an 8-lane gate, each competitor rides an extra moto with awards/prizes being awarded on total accumulated points, however should there be any ties in accumulated points placing then the results in the extra moto are used to separate any such ties (assigned gates).

The 2020 BMXA National Series will take place in five states / territories.

Round 1 Shepparton, Victoria Friday, January 31
Round 2 Nerang, Queensland Saturday, February 29
Round 3 Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Saturday, April 25
Round 4 TBC, New South Wales Saturday, August 8
Round 5 TBC Metro Adelaide, South Australia Saturday, October 24

 

BMXA’s National Officiating Director Paul Connors said the changes to the series came following feedback from members and a review of the commerciality of the series.

“The feedback that we have received is that seven rounds is too many for the majority of our members to attend and we have acted accordingly,” Connors said.

“Regardless of the change, we are still encouraging riders to compete in as many national series rounds as suits them. If a rider is unable to compete in the whole series, that’s okay, they are still more than welcome to enter one, two, three or four rounds.

“We have also worked to align our nationally run events with local events in the respective hosts states and encourage both local and interstate riders to support both days of racing.

“There are several other areas where we are looking to make improvements that support the needs of riders and their families and we will continue to evolve our nationally supported events.

“In the future we hope to have a more stable and commercially viable group of events that will allow members and the national organisation to build on for many years.”

More details on the 2020 national series will be announced in due course.